Blackpool Improvement Act 1917

Publication Date:January 01, 1917
 
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Blackpool Improvement Act 1917

(7 & 8 Geo. 5) c. lii

An Act to alter the boundaries of the borough of Blackpool to empower the mayor aldermen and burgesses of that borough to construct additional promenades street improvements tramways and other works and for other purposes.

[21st August 1917]

[7 & 8 Geo. 5.] Blackpool Improvement Act, 1917. [Ch. Ml], CHAPTER lii. An Act to alter the boundaries of the borough of Black- A.D. 1917. pool to empower the mayor aldermen and burgesses of that borough to construct additional promenades street improvements tramways and other works and for other purposes. i [21st August 1917.] W HEREAS the borough of Blackpool in the county palatine of Lancaster is a county borough under the government of the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough: And whereas the unrepealed provisions of the local Acts specified in Part I. of the First Schedule and of the Orders specified in Part II. of that schedule are in force in the borough : And whereas the urban district of Bispham-with-Norbreck and the township of Carleton in the Pylde Rural District immediately adjoin the borough: And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the borough so as to include within the borough the urban district of Bispham-with-Norbreck and the part of the said township of Carleton referred to in this Act: And whereas the borough is co-extensive with the township of Blackpool and the urban district of Bispham-with-Norbreck is co-extensive with the township of Bispham-with-Norbreck and it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the township of Blackpool so as to include within that township the township of Bispham-with-Norbreck and the said part of the township of Carleton: And whereas it is expedient to extend the limits of the Corporation for the supply of gas and electricity to include the borough^: {Price file:///Price 4s.] A 1 [Oh. lii.j Blackpool Improvement Act, 1917. [7 & 8 Geo. 5.] A.D. i 17. And whereas it is expedient to empower the Corporation to construct additional promenades street improvements tramways and other works and to confer upon them the other powers mentioned in this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act he enacted: And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot he effected without the authority of Parliament: And whereas estimates have heen prepared hy the Corporation for the purposes hereinafter mentioned and such estimates are as follows: (a) For and in connexion with the purchase of lands for and the construction of Works Nos. 12 8 and 9 authorised hy this Act and the purchase of lands under the section of this Act whereof the marginal £ note is " Power to acquire further lands " - 186,843 (b) For and in connexion with the purchase of lands for and the construction of Works Nos. 4 5 6 and 7 authorised hy this Act , - 26,657 (c) For and in connexion with the purchase of lands for and the construction of Works Nos. 3 and 10 authorised by this Act - 32,000 (d) For and in connexion with the construction of the tramways authorised by this Act - 35,382 (e) For and in connexion with the electrical equipment of those tramways- - - 6,954 And whereas the several works included in such estimates are permanent works and it is expedient that the cost thereof should be spread over a term of years: And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903 have been observed and the approval of the Local Government Board has been obtained: And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the works authorised by this Act and also a book of reference containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the lands required or which may be taken for the purposes or under the powers 2 [7 & 8 Geo. 5.] Blackpool Improvement Act, 1917. [OIL 111] of this Act were duly deposited with the clerk of the peace A.D. 1917. for the county palatine of Lancaster which plans sections and book of reference are in this Act respectively referred to as the deposited plans sections and book of reference: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present ParMament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows: Part I. Preliminary. 1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Blackpool Improvement Short and Act 1917. collective titles. (2) The local Acts specified in Part I. of the First Schedule and the Orders specified in Part II. of that schedule and so much of the confirmation Acts specified in that part as relates to those Orders together with this Act may be cited as the Blackpool Improvement Acts 1853 to 1917. 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follows (that is to Division of say): - Act int0 Act in Parte. Part I.Preliminary. Part II.Extension. Part III.Works and Lands. Part IV.Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions. 3. The following Acts and parts of Acts (so far as the Incorpora-same are applicable for the purposes and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act) are hereby incorporated with this Act (namely): (1) The Lands Clauses Acts with the following exceptions and modifications: Section 127 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (relating to the sale of superfluous lands) is not incorporated with this Act; The bond required by section 85 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 shall be under the corporate seal of the Corporation and shall be sufficient without the addition of the sureties mentioned in that section ; A 2 3 y [Gh. lii.] Blackpool Improvement Act, 1917. [7 & 8 Geo. 5.] AJX 19'7 (c) All claims for compensation made upon the 'iz: Corporation under this Act or any Act incorpo- rated herewith shall if the person claiming has no .greater interest in the land in respect of which compensation is claimed than as tenant from year to year or as a leaseholder for any term of which not more than eighteen months remain unexpired at the time at which the claim is made be determined in manner provided by section 121 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845; (d) Any question of disputed compensation under this Act or any Act mcorporated herewith (other than a question required to be determined by two justices) shall be determined by a single arbitrator to be agreed upon between the Corporation and the person claiming the compensation or in default of such agreement appointed by the Board of Trade on the application of either party: (2) Section 19 (Local authority may lease or take tolls) and Parts II. and III. of the Tramways Act 1870: Provided that the said section 19 shall be read and have effect as if the words " but nothing in this Act contained shall authorise any local authority to place or run carriages upon such tramway and to demand and take tolls and charges in respect of the use of such carriages" were omitted from that section. Interpreta- 4(l) In this Act the several words and expressions to tlon- which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incorporated herewith and the Public Health Acts have the same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction. (2) In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise requires " The borough " means the borough of Blackpool; "The existing borough" means the borough as it exists immediately before the first day of April nineteen hundred and eighteen; (c) "The Corporation" means the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough of Blackpool: (d) "The council" means the council of tlie borough; = 4 [7 & '8 Geo. 5.}*' Blackpool Improvement Act, l&ij\- [5hvIn."] -; (e) "The town clerk "" and "the treasurer" mean respec- A.d! I917. tively the town clerk and the treasurer of the borough and respectively include any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the duties of those offices; (p) "The borough fund" "the borough rate" "the district fund" and " the general district rate" mean respectively the borough fund the borough rate the district fund and the general district rate of the borough; (g) "The county council" means the county council of the administrative county of Lancaster; ..(k) " The county" means the administrative county of Lancaster; (i) "The Bispham District" and "the Bispham Council" mean respectively the urban district of Bispham-with:Norbreck and the urban district council of that district; (j) "The Fylde District" and "the Fylde Council" mean respectively the Fylde Rural District and the Pylde Rural District Council; (k) " The district councils" means the Bispham Council and the Pylde Council; (l) "The added part of Carleton" and "the excluded part of Carleton" mean respectively the part of the township of Carleton which is coloured blue on the borough map and the remaining part of that township; (m) " The added areas " means the area of the Bispham District and the added part of Carleton; (n) "The borough map" means the map signed in triplicate by the Plight Honourable John Henry Whitley the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Commons to whom the Bill for this Act was referred one of which has been deposited in the Parliament Office of the House of Lords one in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; (o.) "The Act of 1888" and "the Act of 1894" mean respectively the Local Government Act 1888 and the Local Government Act 1894; (p) " The Municipal Corporations Acts" means the Muni cipal Corporations Act 1882 and the Acts amending AH 5 [Oh. Hi.] Blackpool Improvement Act, 1917. [7 & 8 Geo. 5.] \.D. 1917. and extending the same and "the Public Health Acts" means the Public Health Act 1875 and the Acts amending and extending the same; (q) " The local Acts" means the local Acts specified in Part I. of the Pirst Schedule the Orders specified in...

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